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"A police officer has urged fellow motorcyclists to exercise caution on roads over the weekend as Scotland is set to enjoy warm weather.
Superintendent Stewart Mackie, a keen biker, issued the warning as it was revealed 90% of motorcyclist casualties are male.
The deputy chief of road policing said a third of those killed in motorcycle crashes are aged between 40 and 49, and a marked increase in motorbike ownership in recent months may be due to people returning to biking after many years.
He added that more than 85% of motorbike crashes occur in rural areas and can happen in the daytime and in good weather. "
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Up until your policy is disclaimed, and on the basis that you are fully complying with the terms and conditions of your policy of insurance, your policy will remain valid. No adjustments will be permitted to your policy from today except for administrative adjustments which do not affect the risk associated with the policy of insurance – such as correction to the spelling of a name for example.
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For me its just remove some of the fairings and have a general clean of the nooks and crannies you can't normally reach
I also need to reset the timing as its slightly out
Maybe remove the rear drive shaft to lube the splines
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Oh boy. This sounds like financial risk management ... or debt crisis management.
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It’s Francesco from EasyBlock
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You know the type the ones who had the fastest bike available and used to rip it up with their mates on their 100cc
Then they ask so what cc is this then? ..........Its a 1200!
Goes quiet and walks away
You off for a nap now Victor? or did you just shit yourself at the thought of bikes moving on from 70 years ago when 100cc was the fastest bikes out there
Anyone else have these? or are you that annoying old codger
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My wife and I are starting up a motorcycle brand/club/media and are starting with simply making videos around motorcycle trips, reviews etc. We are 29 years old, and have been biking a few years now, and are really trying to spread the joy of biking to all (we seem to see very few young bikers out and about!)
Here are are first few videos of our trip to the Outer Hebrides below:
Please do consider subscribing to the channel if you enjoy the footage, it would help us hugely to grow and continue to produce fun, engaging videos to help grow the motorcycle community further!
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The last major update to the GS came during the 2019 model year, when BMW overhauled the machine with an all-new, larger-displacement 1,254cc flat-twin engine utilizing the manufacturer’s variable-valve-timing system, called ShiftCam described here by Technical Editor Kevin Cameron. The goal of the update was to comply with the stricter Euro 5 emissions standards, while delivering a more flexible and powerful engine.
Horsepower and torque figures on the 2021 BMW R 1250 GS. (Robert Martin Jr./)
Ahead of an upcoming comparison test with similarly sized adventure bikes, we placed the 2021 BMW R 1250 GS on the Cycle World dyno to gather our own horsepower and torque measurements. The BMW recorded a peak 117.39 hp at 7,770 rpm and 91.48 pound-feet of torque at 6,510 rpm. Note that by 2,000 rpm, there is nearly 80 pound-feet of torque available, followed by a controllable plateau that makes it an efficient adventure tool on and off-road.
No wonder it is a favorite.
View the full article
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Shit. 😬 Anyway, luckily had the GoPro on so , er, yeh... i left them on the dash and they flew off abut 8 miles down the M25 from Swanley. 😁 Even managed to retrieve the key after being dropped off home.
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I'm the son of Norton rider Peter Middleton.
A feature-length documentary called "The Fastest Lap" is being made that is to cover motorcycle racing in the late 50's and early 60's, mainly at Oliver's Mount, Mallory Park, Cadwell Park and the Isle of Man.
If you were a rider, race official or even a spectator during this period, who would allow an interview, please let me know. I'm willing to travel anywhere in the UK for just an hour of your time.
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AUTHOR Dominic Tobin
Maverick Viñales and Yamaha have ended their contract mid-season after the rider was suspended for hitting the rev limiter during the Styrian Grand Prix.
The Spaniard, who has signed to Aprilia for 2022 will not ride for Yamaha again this yer.
Yamaha test rider Cal Crutchlow, who was scheduled to ride for Petronas SRT in the next round at Silverstone, is now expected to move up to the factory outfit for the British Grand Prix, with Moto2 rider Jake Dixon filling in for the injured Franco Morbidelli at the satellite team.
Viñales’s replacement for the rest of the season has yet to be announced.
In June, the 26-year-old announced a “mutual decision” to end his Yamaha contract early at the end of this season, but the relationship came to an end even sooner after a torrid Styrian Grand Prix, where he stalled during a restart, received a long-lap penalty for exceeding track limits and finished last for the second time in three races.
His weekend went from bad to worse when he was then suspended by his team for “irregular operation” of his Yamaha M1. A video then emerged of him revving his bike to the limit in the pitlane.
Viñales missed the following Austrian Grand Prix and was also suspended for the British race.
“Following our mutual decision in Assen to part ways a year early, it was also decided to commit to completing the current season with maximum effort from both sides,” said Viñales in a statement. “However, at the Styrian GP the race didn’t turn out as we had hoped, and regrettably it did not end well.
“After thorough consideration both parties have agreed it would be best to end the partnership with immediate effect.
“I am deeply grateful to Yamaha for the great opportunity. I am also thankful for the support they gave me during these 4.5 years of racing and will look back with pride on the results we achieved together.
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